In the money Sept. 28: $42M raised by Austin companies
This weekly list is a great resource for job seekers, real estate pros and anyone interested in keeping an eye on future competition or potential strategic partners. Click through to see who's doing deals, including a touch-screen technology company backed by Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Media News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche presents new 2-year data for Evrysdi (risdiplam) in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new 2-year data from Part 1 of the pivotal FIREFISH study of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) in infants aged 2-7 months with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The 2-year results in infants treated with the therapeutic dose of Evrysdi (17/21) showed that they continued to improve and achieve motor milestones. This exploratory analysis showed that an estimated 88% of infants were alive and required no permanent ventilation at two years. In addition, at two years, 59% (10/17 vs. 7/17 at 1-year) of infants were able to sit without support...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and death among heroin-involved women seeking methadone treatment in Taiwan - Chen WT, Wang SC, Wang IA, Tsay JH, Chen CY.
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to profile the hazard fluctuation of suicide attempts and deaths among heroin-involved women seeking methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and to investigate sociodemographic and clinical factors predicting the time to ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What are the effects of quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID19?, Cochrane Clinical Answers
Reviewers conducted a rapid review of the evidence on quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID ‐19 (plus isolation of the infected individual) and identified one observational study conducted in Singapore, along with eight modeling studies based on data collected from China, Singapore, the UK, the cruise ship Diamond Princess, or generic populations. Studies reported that quarantine for clo se contacts decreased the incidence of COVID‐19, mortality, and resource use (such as hospitalization and numbers of doctors and nurses needed in intensive care units). Reviewers rated the certainty of all eviden...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

uOttawa, Taiwan's National Dong Hwa promote Indigenous academic and research initiatives
(University of Ottawa) The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Social Sciences is joining forces with Taiwan's National Dong Hwa University College of Indigenous Studies (NDHU-CIS) to promote Indigenous Studies after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on academic and research cooperation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study of physical activity, frailty, and health-related quality of life among community-dwelling older adults in Taiwan - Li PS, Hsieh CJ, Miao NF.
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in community-dwelling older adults increases as physical activity improves, and age-related frailty has a negative effect on HRQoL. Research on these associations is lacking. PURPOSE: The aims of this ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Roche to present a broad range of data across multiple cancer types at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 17 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that results from a number of studies across its broad oncology portfolio will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020, which will be held 19-21 September, 2020. Results include data from three phase III studies across the Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) programme. Central nervous system (CNS) efficacy data from integrated analyses of the pivotal phase II Rozlytrek® STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1, and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials will be presented in addition to re...
Source: Roche Media News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to present a broad range of data across multiple cancer types at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020
Basel, 17 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that results from a number of studies across its broad oncology portfolio will be presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020, which will be held 19-21 September, 2020. Results include data from three phase III studies across the Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) programme. Central nervous system (CNS) efficacy data from integrated analyses of the pivotal phase II Rozlytrek® STARTRK-2, phase I STARTRK-1, and phase I ALKA-372-001 trials will be presented in addition to re...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health2Sync partners with Sanofi to deliver a digital solution for diabetes patients & care providers
Starting in Taiwan, this partnership aims to on-board clinics and hospitals nationwide over the next three years.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Featured Review: Education and training for preventing and minimizing workplace aggression directed toward healthcare workers
Do education and training programs reduce aggressive behavior toward healthcare workers?What is aggressive behavior?The International Labour Organization uses the term " workplace violence " defined as " any action, incident or behaviour that departures from reasonable conduct in which a person is threatened, harmed, injured in the course of, or as a direct result of, his or her work " . Experiencing aggressive behavior at work can affect people's ability to do their job well, can cause physical and mental health problems, and can also affect home life. Aggressive behavior may lead to absences from work...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Over a century later, the mystery of the Alfred Wallace's butterfly is solved
(Pensoft Publishers) An over a century-long mystery has been surrounding the Taiwanese butterfly fauna ever since the 'father of zoogeography' Alfred Russel Wallace described a new species of butterfly: Lycaena nisa, whose identity was only re-examined in a recent project looking into the butterflies of Taiwan. Based on the original specimens, in addition to newly collected ones, Dr Yu-Feng Hsu of the National Taiwan Normal University resurrected the species name and added two new synonyms to it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association of sepsis with risk for osteoporosis: a population-based cohort study
Summary: We conducted a large, retrospective cohort study using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to evaluate whether the risk of developing osteoporosis is associated with sepsis. Our study found that adults younger than 65 years with sepsis had a significantly increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Introduction: There have been limited studies regarding the osteoporosis risk associated with sepsis. Our purpose is to evaluate whether the risk of developing osteoporosis is associated with sepsis. Method(s): We conducted a large, retrospective cohort study using data from Taiwan's National H...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of clinical manifestations, treatments, and outcomes between Vespidae sting and Formicidae sting patients in the emergency department in taiwan - Lin YY, Chiu CC, Chang HA, Kao YH, Hsiao PJ, Chuu CP.
BACKGROUND: Hymenopteran stings are the most common animal insult injury encountered in the emergency department. With increasing global spread of imported fire ants in recent decades, the rate of Formicidae assault has become a serious problem in many cou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

China warns Czech senate speaker will pay 'heavy price' for Taiwan visit
Milos Vystrcil arrived in Taipei on Sunday on a visit to promote business links with Taiwan, saying the Czech Republic would not bow to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot tests for the coronavirus by probing the nose with a long swab and sticking samples in a vial 
A Taiwan-based company has designed a robot that tests for the coronavirus by gliding a long swab into the patient's nose, swirls it around for 10 seconds and then places sample directly into a vial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass General researchers create bioluminescent tag to detect DNA break repair
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new bioluminescent reporter that tracks DNA double stranded break (DSB) repair in cells has been developed by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Objectively assessed physical activity patterns and physical function in community-dwelling older adults: a cross-sectional study in Taiwan - Hsueh MC, Rutherford R, Chou CC, Park JH, Park HT, Liao Y.
OBJECTIVES: To objectively assess light physical activity (PA), moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA), step counts and number of 10  min MVPA bouts and their association with physical function among older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. SETTING: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Incidence and characteristics of paediatric abusive head trauma in Taiwan, 2006-2015: a nationwide population-based study - Chang YT, Chang HY, Chen LW, Lu TH, Tsai HJ, Chen YW, Chang YC, Feng JY.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the incidence rate and characteristics of paediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) among children under age 5  years in Taiwan. METHODS: The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Excess mortality and shortened life expectancy in people with major mental illnesses in Taiwan - Pan YJ, Yeh LL, Chan HY, Chang CK.
Aims: Given the concerns of health inequality associated with mental illnesses, we aimed to reveal the extent of which general mortality and life expectancy at birth in people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depressive disorder varied in the 2005 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China Denounces US Health Chief's Criticism Over Virus as'Political Show'China Denounces US Health Chief's Criticism Over Virus as'Political Show '
China said on Wednesday that US Health Secretary Alex Azar has performed the'worst in the world'in controlling the novel coronavirus, rejecting his criticism of China made during a trip to Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Differences in injury and trauma management between migrant workers and citizens - Tsai YC, Wu NC, Su HC, Hsu CC, Guo HR, Chen KT.
In Taiwan, legal migrant workers and almost all citizens are covered under the National Health Insurance program. Work-related injuries and various traumatic events constitute 2 major reasons for seeking medical care among migrant workers. Therefore, we co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Construction safety success factors: a Taiwanese case study - Chen WT, Tsai IC, Merrett HC, Lu ST, Lee YI, You JK, Mortis L.
The international construction industry has long experienced high rates of occupational incidents resulting in serious injury and death. The high rate of fatal construction accidents has clearly highlighted the importance and urgency of safety management i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mining characteristics of speeding and red light running violations using association rules - Wu YW, Hsu TP.
Speeding and running red light always belong to the major traffic enforcement target for preventing accidents caused by violation. In the northern metropolitan area in Taiwan, speeding and running red light accounted for 12.56%and 12.97% of total violation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Online newspaper framing of non-communicable diseases: comparison of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao - Chang A, Schulz PJ, Wenghin Cheong A.
As non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now well recognized as the leading cause of mortality among adult populations worldwide, they are also increasingly the focus of media coverage. As such, the objective of this study is to describe the framing of NCDs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

US Health Chief, Visiting Taiwan, Attacks China's Pandemic Response US Health Chief, Visiting Taiwan, Attacks China's Pandemic Response
US Health Secretary Alex Azar attacked China's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Azar criticizes China’s response to coronavirus during Taiwan visit
Azar, the highest-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan in four decades, said the island exemplified that “open, democratic societies” were best equipped to respond to outbreaks such as covid-19. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home
A Chinese official has lashed out at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting politics ahead of the lives of the American people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Infection risk higher in areas with air pollution
Researchers led by Taipei University in Taiwan have claimed pollution plays a 'direct role' in the spread of the disease. Viruses may be absorbed by particulate matter and linger in the air for hours or days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As U.S.-China Ties Deteriorate, Taiwan ’s Importance Grows
The highest-level American visit to Taiwan in decades shows the island ’s importance as ties between the United States and China deteriorate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Qin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States International Relations Presidential Election of 2020 Tsai Ing-wen Taipei (Taiwan) China Source Type: news

US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979
The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in the coming days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Terrawatch: lasting legacy of Taiwan's 2009 typhoon season
Typhoon Morakot left country with more quakes after changing stress pattern in Earth ’s crustEleven years ago,Typhoon Morakot slammed into Taiwan, deluging the country with 3,000 litres of rain per square metre in three days.Catastrophic flooding and landslides followed and more than 600 people died.It is considered one of theworst tropical cyclones in Taiwan ’s recorded history. But that wasn ’t the end of it. New research reveals that the typhoon also left Taiwan with a legacy of extra earthquakes for the next few years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Earthquakes Geology Taiwan Extreme weather Natural disasters and extreme weather Asia Pacific World news Science Source Type: news

What We Don ’t Know About COVID-19 Can Hurt Us
Countries around the world have introduced stringent control measures to stop COVID-19 outbreaks growing, but now many find themselves facing the same situation again. From Melbourne to Miami, the relaxation of measures had led to increasing flare-ups, which in some places has already meant reclosing schools, businesses or travel routes. Within the U.S. and among different countries, places with wildly varying public-health policies have experienced wildly diverse outcomes. Most ominously, infections are rising rapidly in many places where they once were falling. So how do countries avoid an indefinite, unsustainable, cycl...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Kucharski Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mental health in biological disasters: from SARS to COVID-19 - Hsieh KY, Kao WT, Li DJ, Lu WC, Tsai KY, Chen WJ, Chou LS, Huang JJ, Hsu ST, Chou FHC.
BACKGROUND: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), provokes fear, anxiety and depression in the public, which further affects mental health issues. Taiwan has used their experience of the SARS ep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

Magnet ingestion by children: a retrospective study in a medical center in Taiwan - Lai HH, Lin HY, Chang CH, Lai MW, Chao HC, Chen CC, Kong MS.
Background The ingestion of multiple magnets may lead to severe complications including bowel obstruction, perforation, fistula, peritonitis, short bowel syndrome, life-threatening injuries, and even death. The annual case number of high-powered neodymium... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

California breaks coronavirus death record for fourth time this month
California has seen fewer COVID-19 deaths than New York -- but many times more than other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

California breaks coronavirus death record for fourth time this month
California has seen fewer COVID-19 deaths than New York -- but many times more than other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

California breaks coronavirus-related death record for fourth time this month
California has seen fewer COVID-19 deaths than New York -- but many times more than other countries, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Iris Lee, Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

Ten-year retrospective study on mandibular fractures in central Taiwan - Chen YT, Chiu YW, Chang YC, Lin CW.
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the epidemiology of mandibular fractures and the correlation between combined fractures during a 10-year period in central Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective study analysed data collected from the medical records of patients that... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Adherence to World Health Organization guideline on suicide reporting by media in Taiwan: a surveillance study from 2010 to 2018 - Wu CY, Lee MB, Liao SC, Chan CT, Chen CY.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Significant associations between suicide behaviors and inappropriate suicide reports in the media have been reported. The study aimed to examine the quality of long-term suicide reports under surveillance by the Taiwan Suicide Preventio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19 —and Predict Where It Will Go Next
It wasn’t greed, or curiosity, that made Li Rusheng grab his shotgun and enter Shitou Cave. It was about survival. During Mao-era collectivization of the early 1970s, food was so scarce in the emerald valleys of southwestern China’s Yunnan province that farmers like Li could expect to eat meat only once a year–if they were lucky. So, craving protein, Li and his friends would sneak into the cave to hunt the creatures they could hear squeaking and fluttering inside: bats. Li would creep into the gloom and fire blindly at the vaulted ceiling, picking up any quarry that fell to the ground, while his companion...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Yuxi, Yunnan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

OSU researchers part of international effort to save critically endangered seabird
(Oregon State University) The global population of the critically endangered Chinese crested tern has more than doubled thanks to a historic, decade-long collaboration among Oregon State University researchers and scientists and conservationists in China, Taiwan and Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Even in Dirty Air, Working Out Can Help Cut Risk of High Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- Regular exercise can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, even if you live in an area with high levels of air pollution, new research shows. The new study included more than 140,000 adults in Taiwan who did not have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender difference in suicide in Taiwan over a century: a time trend analysis in 1905-1940 and 1959-2012 - Chang YH, Gunnell D, Hsu CY, Chang SS, Cheng ATA.
BACKGROUND: Suicide rates are higher in men than in women in most countries, although the gender ratios vary markedly worldwide. We investigated long-term trends in suicide rates and the male-to-female ratios in relation to age, method and economic factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Surging All Over Asia and the Pacific. Here ’s What the Rest of the World Can Learn
As much of the rest of the world struggled with the coronavirus pandemic, it looked like many places across Asia and the Pacific were successfully suppressing the virus. Australia’s response to coronavirus had been so successful that some experts said it could be eliminated in the country. The number of coronavirus cases in Japan dropped significantly in late April following an earlier spike. And in Hong Kong, life had begun to resemble pre-pandemic times—employees had largely returned to office buildings and students had gone back to school. Officials across the region were starting to plan travel bubbles that...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

The intended and unintended effects of drunk driving policies - Chang H, Chang K, Fan E.
Taking advantage of merged administrative data, we estimate the intended and unintended effects of two public policies aimed at combating driving under influence (DUI) of alcohol in Taiwan: the three-month-long campaign of random sobriety checkpoints in mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

After Cruise Ships and Nursing Homes, Will Universities Be the Next COVID-19 Tinderboxes?
The fall semester has yet to begin, but student athletes training for the season can already be found on college campuses across the U.S. And so can COVID-19. Since the start of July there have been at least two outbreaks among student athletes, coaches, and staff—with 37 infected at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill and 22 at Boise State. Clusters of infection have been traced to college town bars popular with students. A common misconception is that young people with COVID-19 don’t die and therefore college re-openings pose little risk. Sadly, this isn’t the case. COVID-19 deaths in the...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Mack and Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Covid-19 Cannot Be Defeated by a Divided World
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 2020 (IPS) Announcing an independent evaluation of the global Covid-19 response on 9th July, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked why it has been “difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?”. Anis Chowdhury He warned: “The greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the lack of leadership and solidarity at the global and national levels… we cannot defeat this pandemic as a divided world”, highlight...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ancient DNA indicates human population shifts and admixture in northern and southern China
Human genetic history in East Asia is poorly understood. To clarify population relationships, we obtained genome-wide data from 26 ancient individuals from northern and southern East Asia spanning 9500 to 300 years ago. Genetic differentiation in this region was higher in the past than the present, which reflects a major episode of admixture involving northern East Asian ancestry spreading across southern East Asia after the Neolithic, thereby transforming the genetic ancestry of southern China. Mainland southern East Asian and Taiwan Strait island samples from the Neolithic show clear connections with modern and ancient i...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yang, M. A., Fan, X., Sun, B., Chen, C., Lang, J., Ko, Y.-C., Tsang, C.-h., Chiu, H., Wang, T., Bao, Q., Wu, X., Hajdinjak, M., Ko, A. M.-S., Ding, M., Cao, P., Yang, R., Liu, F., Nickel, B., Dai, Q., Feng, X., Zhang, L., Sun, C., Ning, C., Zeng, W., Zhao Tags: Genetics r-articles Source Type: news